I am with you 100%.
I believe that there are several factors at play here. First of all, the guy has spent 30 million bucks. That is going to get a vote or 2, no matter how corrupt you are. You repeat the lie $30 million worth of times, and you will fool people.
I also believe that he has successfully divided our state. Those who are upset with government should be irrate with Scooter, but instead they are happy to see someone else (unions, women, minorities, etc) get screwed too.
Finally, I believe that a lot of people are desperately trying to keep the republican brand alive. Whether they support Scoots and his evil agenda or not, is irrelevant. They are rooting for the elephant just like Packer fans will never support the bears. It is lame, but I believe it has a lot to do with it.
I am with you. I think it is insane that anyone would support this guy, even if you are in the 1%. He is a terrible leader, but politics has become sports. The Packer fans will never support the Bears.